Hahne Wins Oklahoma Two-Day Championship
Darren Hahne of Ottawa, IL won the Oklahoma Division Ram Weekend Bass Series Two-Day Championship at Grand Lake on October 10-11, 2015. Hahne weighed in a two-day total of 23.09 pounds to take home $2617 and $499 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I was on a consistent pattern, but I never came across any big fish," said Hahne. He caught all his fish throwing a spinnerbait on flats, targeting laydowns and rock piles. "I fished from Sailboat Bridge all the way up to Bear Creek. I didn't have one spot that produced all my fish, they were scattered everywhere," he added.
Brandon Mosley of Choctaw, OK brought in the 4.67 pound Boater Big Bass to win $280 from the Big Bass Pot.
Brett M. Stearnes of Joplin, MO finished the season as the 2015 Oklahoma Division Boater Angler of the Year.
Top Five Boaters:
1. Darren Hahne of Ottawa, IL 23.09 $3116
2. Tom Nilssen of Perry, OK 21.56 $1583
3. Brandon Mosley of Choctaw, OK 19.84 $1352
4. Brett M. Stearnes of Joplin, MO 19.54 $767
5. George "John" Simonof of Jacksonville, AR 14.15 $559
Nick J. Muzljakovich of Wagoner, OK was the Co-angler champion of the Oklahoma Two-Day Championship. Muzlajakovich had a two-day total of 9.99 pounds to win $1000 and $165 from the High Stakes Option Pot. "I had two boaters that were excellent and had a great time this weekend. The fishing was very difficult and I caught a lot of small fish, but I was able to get a few bites and make them count. I can't wait for next year so we can do it again," said Muzljakovich.
Donnie Benson of Eufaula, OK brought in the 5.83 pound Co-angler Big Bass to win $90 from the Big Bass Pot. Benson used an Abu Garcia reel to catch his Big Bass and he was awarded a new Abu Garcia Revo SX reel valued at $159.99 through the Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus program.
Justin Newell of Muskgee, OK finished the season as the 2015 Oklahoma Division Co-angler of the Year.
Top Five Co-anglers:
1. Nick J. Muzljakovich of Wagoner, OK 9.99 $1165
2. Patrick Weir of Broken of Arrow, OK 9.03 $620
3. Donnie Benson of Eufaula, OK 8.81 $435
4. James Marion of Tulsa, OK 8.44 $250
5. Monty Pipher of Blanchard, OK 6.33
Complete results of the Oklahoma event can be found at this link.
Complete points standings from the 2015 Oklahoma Division can be found at this link.
For more info on the Oklahoma Division of the Ram Weekend Bass Series call ABA tournament manager, Chris Wayand, at (256) 230-5627.
Ram Weekend Bass Series anglers can take advantage of the new "no linking" format along with increased payouts for the 2015 season. First place boaters can win $3000 and first place co-anglers can win $1500 with just a 50 boat field. Payouts will increase to $5000 first place boater and $2500 first place co-angler with a 100 boat field. Over the course of five divisional events per division, anglers will be competing for a spot in the 2016 Ray Scott Championship at Lake Hartwell. Payouts for the Ray Scot Championship will be huge at the 2016 event. Qualifying boaters will compete for over $200,000 first place and qualifying co-anglers will compete for over $150,000 first place at the 2016 Ray Scott Championship.
Lots of contingency money is up for grabs during the 2015 Ram Weekend Bass Series season. Anglers participating in the Triton Gold program can earn up to $7,000 at 2015 divisional events and up to $50,000 at the 2016 Ray Scott Championship. Anglers can also take advantage of other programs such as T-H Marine Atlas Rewards, Power Pole Captain's Cash, Garmin Grand Giveaway, Livingston Lures Cash for Big Bass, Abu Garcia Revo Big Bass Bonus, and Mercury/Motorguide bonus money.
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